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Descartes

Ren? . 1596--1650, French philosopher and mathematician. He provided a mechanistic basis for the philosophical theory of dualism and is regarded as the founder of modern philosophy. He also founded analytical geometry and contributed greatly to the science of optics. His works include Discours de la m?thode (1637), Meditationes de Prima Philosophia (1641), and Principia Philosophiae (1644)
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(89.) Descartes: <<Carta del 28 de junio de 1643 a la princesa Isabel>>, pp.
Let us recall how at a time when the Western world and its philosophy were being reconfigured, Rene Descartes proclaimed, in a heavy tone of metaphysical certainty: "I think, therefore I am." Convinced that this statement is necessarily true each time he utters it or thinks it, Descartes confesses: "I noted that, while I was trying to think of all things being false in this way, it was necessarily the case that I, who was thinking them, had to be something; and observing this truth: I am thinking, therefore I exist, I was so secure and certain that it could not be shaken by any of the skeptics' even most extravagant suppositions, that I judged I could accept it without scruples as the first principle of the philosophy I was seeking" (Descartes 1990, 130).
(1) The convention of discouraging the study of the metaphysical presentation in the Discourse on Method (1637) began with Descartes himself in the "Preface to the Reader" of the Meditations on First Philosophy (164142).
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